Caldwell teacher Joellen Schmidt inducted into Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Joellen Schmidt, a Caldwell USD 360 school teacher, was one of nine members to be inducted in the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame.Joellen SchmidtThe Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame was established in 1977 in Dodge City. Since its inception, more than 380 exemplary educators have been inducted.In her Hall of Fame biography, it stated Schmidt “stressed developing communications skills and a sense of personal responsibility both in and out of the classroom.”Her full Kansas Hall of Fame biography is as follows:Joellen Schmidt spent her entire teaching career in Caldwell, Kansas, where her philosophy remained firm and unchanging, but her methods and practices changed with the rapidly changing times.She started in 1963 in a third grade self-contained classroom, but changed to a departmentalized fifth and sixth grade. Thereafter, she and an associate opened a pre-school in Caldwell and worked at that independently.During that time, Mrs. Schmidt put in four years serving on the USD 360 School Board. Later she returned to USD 360 as a teacher and completed her 30 year career there. Schmidt earned her BS from the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York City in 1959 and her MS from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1985.She gained post graduate hours from other Kansas universities. Joellen believed that a good teacher needed to engage, motivate, and inspire students to learn and to master the fundamentals. She stressed developing communications skills and a sense of personal responsibility both in and out of the classroom. Letters from colleagues and a former student reflect that she was very successful in these efforts.Mrs. Schmidt and her family were active in the People to People International and incorporated those activities in her social science curriculum. For two years, they shared their cultures, customs, and educational differences with students in Russia. Joellen interviewed, trained, and traveled internationally with students aged 10-12 years of age for the past 10 years.Her family has hosted over 25 students since 1982. To be so widely involved has required a great deal of organization. Others have noted that she is organized, but flexible. She has also been active in school activities,a member of her professional organizations,sponsor of Regional Math Contest, and of the middle school’s Scholar’s Bowl team. In her community, she serves on the library board, a member of the Altar Society for over 50 years, and is a wife, mother, and grandmother.A former superintendent had high praise for Mrs. Schmidt’s work in the classroom when he wrote, “I am still amazed at the positive growth in achievement gains made by students with learning disabilities after they had been through her class. Her flexibility in working with students, teachers, and the public earned her a reputation as an excellent teacher throughout our district and county.In 2006 she was a KSDE Region IV Teacher of the Year nominee.”As she leaves her job behind, Joellen notes that her philosophy has not changed, but perhaps has been updated as she considers many of the new techniques and devices in use today, including I-Pads and paperless classrooms. She writes, “As the backgrounds of the students we are teaching change, we must also change to meet their needs.I am happy to leave education in the hands of the next generation of teachers who will continue down the ‘yellow brick road of learning.’” Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame gladly welcomes Joellen J. Schmidt to the Class of 2015.Other 2015 Hall of Fame inductees were: Elizabeth A. Anthony, Dan A. Brooks, Robert Chalendar, Elissa A. Collins, Barbara Elbracht, Georgia Henry, Ronald J. Nichols, and Omar Pickett.The inductees meet the highest of standards. The teacher must:1) show evidence of outstanding teaching and/or administration; 2) show evidence of positive interactions with students and parents; 3) possess qualities that set him/ her apart from other educators; 4)demonstrate continued pursuit of educational opportunities throughout career; 5) share ideas by conducting workshops, classes, ect, for parents, teachers and/or administrators; 6) demonstrate involvement in community activities; 7) exhibit educational recognition and awards; 8) submit a 100 word description of his/her philosophy of education. Additionally, nominees must have been a K-12 teachers or administrator for a minimum of 25 years in Kansas. Dodge City is the proud home of the first Teachers’ Hall of Fame in the United States and is grateful for this opportunity to recognize exemplary Kansas educators.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Ryan Anderson reportedly said he’ll have played the NFL wrong if he can remember his grandkids’ names

first_img“If I needed a linebacker, I’d consider a fifth for Anderson,” an NFL source told Standig. “He’s good, not special, but players respect guys like him because they’re tough and play for the team. He’s produced in the NFL, unlike a rookie. He’s young, cheap and can play.”MORE: Favre compares Kaepernick to Pat TillmanMembers of the Redskins Brawl podcast were discussing this report when former tight end Garrett Hudson shared a story. Hudson played with Anderson in 2018 and said the linebacker would hit him often during practice.”Of the people that were on the team when I was there in 2018, I don’t think anybody hits harder than Ryan Anderson. I’ve heard him call himself the billygoat, the bulldog and the ram. And he would frequently yell those things at me after he would spear me in the chest,” Hudson said. The former tight end then went on to tell a story that involved a concerning quote from Anderson.”I remember a conversation in the hot tub after practice and I was like, ‘Dude, why are you going so hard all the time?’ And, this is a quote, this is verbatim, he said, ‘If I can remember my grandkids’ names then I didn’t play the game right.’ So he is a lunatic. He has the mentality to play the inside linebacker position.” Redskins linebacker Ryan Anderson explains why he plays as hard as he does.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) June 22, 2020Anderson has been with the Redskins since 2017 and had his best season, statistically speaking, in 2019. He finished with four sacks while playing in all 16 games.He is a bit of a controversial player, though, as he delivered a dirty hit to Greg Olsen last season that landed him an ejection.Ryan Anderosn hit on Greg Olsen. Helmet-to-helmet, looked like Olsen was knocked out. Anderson ejected. #Redskins— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) December 1, 2019As for Anderson’s future with the Redskins, Standig reports that the linebacker is “realistically” worth a sixth or seventh-round draft pick if he gets traded. Ryan Anderson plays the game of football hard, maybe too hard.The Redskins linebacker has been in the news recently after The Athletic’s Ben Standig reported other teams were interested in him. last_img read more

Sessegnon proves silent but deadly as Spurs kid lets football do talking

first_imgTHEY say the quiet ones are often the most dangerous.Ryan Sessegnon revealed on Tuesday that Jose Mourinho ordered him to be more vocal.4 Ryan Sessegnon revealed on Tuesday that Jose Mourinho ordered him to be more vocalCredit: Rex FeaturesYoung Ry is too shy, apparently, and the Special One said he wanted to hear more from him.Well, the best of Europe has heard of him now.Sessegnon, 19, let his football do the talking as he crowned his first Tottenham start with a goal.It capped a fine full debut by the England Under-21 star, who had been hampered by a hamstring injury since his £25million summer switch from Fulham.It had restricted him to just 64 minutes of first-team football this season before his appearance at the Allianz Arena.You could have forgiven the teen had he been somewhat off the pace.But there was no sign of ring-rustiness as he put on a display to be proud of, despite the result.It was not perfect. He showed he still has a lot of work to do on the defensive side of his game, which almost cost Spurs a goal when Benjamin Pavard got in behind him and had a volley well saved by Paulo Gazzaniga.4But his bow was far better than many would have anticipated after so long on the sidelines — and in a Spurs side with six changes.Deployed on the left of the attacking midfield three, the new-boy had Tottenham’s first chance when Christian Eriksen’s pass sent him down the left in the fourth minute.Sessegnon, as he did on so many occasions, left the Bayern defenders trailing in his wake.This time, however, the teen fired a powerful shot straight into the arms of Manuel Neuer.He was soon sprinting off down the left again and his cross just eluded Lucas Moura in the box.Then in the 20th minute came the moment he will remember for ever after the ball was deflected into his path.Sessegnon took a touch and composed himself before lashing a left-footed shot past Neuer, rated one of the best keepers in the world.Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says they are not dwelling on 7-2 Bayern defeat ahead of next matchMost read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him The scorer’s name echoed around the Allianz for the next few minutes as the 2,000 or so Spurs fans inside paid homage to their new hero.It is so refreshing to hear about a teenager — especially a rich, talented one — who is not loud, arrogant and full of himself.In terms of Sessegnon, silence is well and truly golden.4 Sessegnon let his football do the talking as he crowned his first Tottenham start with a goalCredit: Getty – Contributor4 It capped a fine full debut by the England Under-21 starCredit: AFP or licensorslast_img read more

Charles to replace Darren Bravo

first_img Warm-up matches Full match schedule Super 10 Group 1 matches Wednesday, March 16: vs England – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Sunday, March 20: vs Sri Lanka – M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore Friday, March 25: vs South Africa – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur Sunday, March 27: vs Qualifier 1B – Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpurcenter_img Thursday, March 10: vs India – Eden Garden, Kolkata Sunday, March 13: vs Australia – Eden Garden, Kolkata ST JOHN’S, Antigua: Johnson Charles has been named to replace Darren Bravo in the West Indies squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Championship. The tournament will be played in India from March 8 to April 3. The 27-year-old Charles is a top-order batsman who can also keep wicket. He is also an occasional medium-pace bowler. He has represented the West Indies in 23 T20 Internationals so far, and was member of the team which won the ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka in 2012. During that tournament, he was Man of the Match against England with a match-winning 84 at Pallekele in the quarter-finals. The West Indies are due to arrive in Kolkata on March 7 ahead of the tournament. They will have official warm-up matches against India on Thursday, March 10, and against Australia on Sunday, March 13. West Indies have been drawn in Group 1 of the Super 10 stage, where they will play alongside England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and one of the qualifiers from the first round. Squad: Darren Sammy (captain), Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Jerome Taylor.last_img read more

Local gymnastic club offering programs for everyone

first_imgAlong with these three programs, the club also offers drop in classes, where anyone interested in participating is welcome to attend, work out with the coaches and use any of the gym’s equipment. This drop in class is not only for gymnasts; a group of snowboarders use the facility to train while there is a lack of snow on the ground.Erin Hipkiss, the club’s Recreational Coordinator, says with all the exciting programs the club’s popularity has been growing substantially. She attributes its growing attraction to a very successful summer program, which has carried over into this year.Hipkiss also spoke about the future plans for the gymnastic program, which look very promising as the club will be getting a new coach from Russia, Andrey Bekov, who has an impressive history in the sport, and currently is training some of the Junior National team.She says all of these unique experiences offered through the club are its way of “redefining what happens in the building.”Advertisement This year, the facility is offering a wide array of programs designed to cater to all levels of gymnasts, as well as all demographics interested in physical activity.Aside from regular gymnastic lessons, some of the programs offered through the club include Gymnaestrada, a combination of gymnastics and dance.Another popular choice the club’s boot camps, hour long training sessions where participants take part in a variety of exercises using the gymnastic equipment, designed for cardio, weight loss and strength training, but delivered in a fun and exciting atmosphere.- Advertisement -Currently, the club is in its third week of its boot camp program, which runs until Dec. 17 and starts up again after the New Year. The program runs Tuesdays and Thursday from 9-10 a.m. and costs $220 for the full four months. Anyone interested is encouraged to come try the program. The club is offering a first free class to get a taste of what is involved.The facility also offers a day care program for class participants, where children are supervised in a room with some of the club’s coaches.The program now offers a unique, new program called Parkour, an activity where the participant uses speed and gymnastics to creatively manoeuvre through their environment. The sport has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and is even being considered being added as an event at the X-Games.Advertisementlast_img read more

Ross H. MacLean Flyers emerge as Peewee champs

first_imgIn game two, the Flyers, playing on home ice, came out with a purpose and scored early, courtesy of Connor Bowie. Max Dobson and Jayden Greyeyes also added first period goals, concluding the opening frame with the hometown Peewee team with a 3-0 lead.Despite a scoreless second period, there was plenty of action for Flyers goaltender Kale Goulet, who made a number of big saves to maintain the home team’s three goal lead.Halfway through the third, Valleyview scored their first goal of the game, cutting the Flyers’ lead to 3-1.However, the Vipers were unable to score again, thanks in large part to a solid defensive effort from the Flyers, which paid off with seven minutes remaining, as Wagner and Craig-Steele combined to score a short-handed beauty, securing the Ross H. MacLean All Peace Championship.Advertisement Following a championship winning season with a record 30 wins, 12 losses and 4 ties, the Peewee Flyers will represent the Energetic City as the B.C. Provincial Championships in Salmon Arm next week. In Saturday’s game one on the road, the Flyers got the ever important first goal, as Aiden Craig-Steele scored seven minutes into the game. Two minutes later, the lead was extended to 2-0, as Reid Jacobs fired in a goal from the point.With three minutes left in the first period, the lead was cut in half, as the Vipers’ persistence paid off, scoring to make it 2-1 following the first period of play.In the second, the Flyers restored their two goal lead, as Craig-Steele finished off a three way passing play, scoring his second of the game for the 3-1 Fort St. John lead.- Advertisement -The score remained 3-1 until the halfway point of the third, when some sustained Vipers pressure paid off with a goal, producing a nail biting finish with the scoreboard now reading 3-2.However, up to the challenge was Flyers goaltender Cameron Smethurst, who stood tall throughout a flurry of Valleyview pressure, making countless saves to preserve the one goal game, including a clutch breakaway save.His forwards returned the favour with three minutes remaining, as Isaac Wagner scored to produce the 4-2 game one final.Advertisementlast_img read more

RCMP conducting a grid search at the site of the explosion

first_imgPhoto: The RCMP perform a grid search of the second pipeline location – Submitted RCMPMembers of the RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit, RCMP National Post Blast Team, Dawson Creek Detachment and local Search and Rescue are conducting a grid search at the site of the second explosion near a gas pipeline.- Advertisement -“Personnel are continuing to conduct a thorough search of the blast area and the surrounding debris field,” explains Sgt Tim Shields, RCMP Media Relations Officer. “Essentially these individuals are combing the area looking for any item that is out of place and could provide a clue to investigators. This can include anything from a footprint to a piece of the explosive that was used.”The grid search which began yesterday is expected to continue in the area for at least the remainder of the day.last_img read more

Plastic bag charge could change use

first_imgIn an effort to curb the overuse of plastic bags, some Fort St. John retailers have begun charging a small fee for the single use bags.In September 2009, the Northern Environmental Action Team conducted a reusable bag education campaign on behalf of the City, says Beth Thompson, program co-ordinator for NEAT.Thompson says the organization did a community plastic bag assessment from 42 businesses in the city over a one week period.- Advertisement -She says participating retailers distributed approximately 307,000 plastic bags to customers, adding that the worst offenders were grocery stores. Before the study began, there were already some stores that were charging a fee for plastic bags and, since then, several other stores have begun charging for plastic bags. Thompson says feedback from residents has varied. She says Staples was one business that received negative feedback from its customers after it began charging for the bags.Advertisement The number of plastic bags distributed by city retailers is comparable to provincial numbers. According to the Retail Council of Canada, approximately 1.5 billion plastic bags are distributed across the provinceNEAT is hoping to do a follow-up campaign to determine if the new charges have forced residents alter their use of plastic bags. In general, participating retailers charge five cents per plastic bag.The concept of charging customers for single use plastic bags is not new. Toronto has had a mandatory charge in place for all retailers for over a year and municipal government in Fort McMurray, Alberta has recently implemented a widespread plastic bag ban across the city.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham v Arsenal team news! Giroud and Walcott BENCHED for North London Derby

first_imgArsenal stars Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott have been relegated to the bench for Saturday’s highly-anticipated North London Derby against Tottenham.The afternoon clash at White Hart Lane has been ramped up as the biggest North London Derby EVER, with second-place Spurs the rare favourites ahead of the game with Arsenal making wholesale changes to their side.With an injured Petr Cech on the sidelines, David Ospina starts in goal for the Gunners as one of four changes to the side which was beaten 2-1 by Swansea on Wednesday.Danny Welbeck is preferred to start up front over out-of-form Giroud, who is without a goal in his last ten games.Walcott is also dropped to the bench along with Joel Campbell, while Mohamed Elneny has been given his first Premier League start.Meanwhile, Spurs also make four changes from their 1-0 defeat to West Ham, with first-choice full-back duo Kyle Walker and Danny Rose returning, and Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli also back in Spurs’ solid midfield.Tottenham v Arsenal teams (kick-off 12:45pm):Tottenham starting XI: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Rose, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Lamela, Kane.Subs: Son, Mason, Vorm, Trippier, Chadli, Carroll, Davies.Arsenal starting XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Gibbs, Elnenny, Coquelin, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck.Subs: Giroud, Walcott, Monreal, Flamini, Chambers, Campbell, Macey. Arsenal forwards Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud 1last_img read more

Air-quality citations hit cemetery

first_imgGLENDALE – Grand View Memorial Park, accused of improperly disposing of thousands of cremated remains, has repeatedly been cited for discharging foul odors and smoke, documents show. Inspectors with the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which enforces air-quality laws in Southern California, paid dozens of visits to the cemetery between 1998 and 2003, after nearly 60 complaints from residents about foul odors, records show. As a result, the AQMD imposed strict conditions on operations and required $37,000 in equipment upgrades. “They were causing a lot of problems. There were a lot of complaints,” said Mohsen Nazemi, the assistant deputy executive officer of engineering and compliance for the AQMD. “We did make a lot of visits.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The citations, obtained through a California Public Records Act request, are unrelated to complaints by the state Consumer Affairs Department, which found the cremated remains of some 4,000 people in storage rooms, a trash bin, on the floor and mixed with other remains. Officials also allege shoddy record-keeping, and said they believe cemetery President Marsha Lee Howard, secretary Moshe Goldsman and two trustees resold grave sites and “loaned” themselves $40,000 from the cemetery’s endowment care fund, which was set up for grounds maintenance, records show. As a result, officials halted new business in November and are taking the operators to court Jan. 19 for a permanent resolution to the case. In the meantime, the operators have been ordered not to sell new graves, and Howard, who lives on the property, was removed from day-to-day operations. Howard; her Woodland Hills attorney, Myles Mattenson; and Goldsman did not return calls Wednesday. Kevin Flanagan, a spokesman with the Consumer Affairs Department, said he was not surprised by the AQMD citations. “If they’re not following cemetery and funeral rules properly, why would they follow air-quality rules?” he said. In April 2000, inspectors responded to residents’ complaints of black smoke and were greeted by Howard, who said, “I was wondering when I was going to hear from you,” according to the documents. An afterburner for one of the five crematory ovens broke down during a cremation cycle, she told investigators, and the fire department had responded. “So far, Ms. Howard has received three (notices of violation) and one order of abatement and the complaints keep rolling in,” inspector Don Hopps wrote in his notes. In response to the Consumer Affairs allegations, residents who have loved ones buried in Grand View have filed a lawsuit alleging that remains were removed from graves, grave-site markers were discarded and graves meant for one person were re-used for other burials. Milton Friedman, a senior legal administrator overseeing the case, said his office has been sending out questionnaires to potential victims in advance of a Feb. 17 court hearing, when attorneys will ask the judge for permission to inspect the property and videotape grave sites. “We’ve had quite a few people call us,” Friedman said. “Most of the calls have complained about the lack of maintenance, the look of the cemetery. It gets emotional sometimes because there’s some family members who’ve received cremated remains from the cemetery, but now question whether those are the actual remains.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more